Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

A Certified Public Accountant with master’s degrees in Business Management and English Language Teaching, Melanie T. Lim was born and raised in Cebu. While proudly homegrown, she concedes her time in the United States as well as the People’s Republic of China has shaped her internationalist views. Her multicultural orientation stems from her love of travel which has brought her to 47 countries. In 2000, she was awarded the Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Award (CAMMA) for Best Column. Writing is one of her passions, the other three being traveling, designing and doing housework. She is a certified workaholic who continues to work at seriously learning “how to chill.”

Columns

Lim: Moving on

Saturday, July 23, 2016

IN love as well as in war, there must be winners as well as losers. To the victors, go the spoils of war. To the losers, the pain of unrealized hopes and dreams.

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Lim: Good-bye

Saturday, July 16, 2016

I'VE always known that death is inevitable but when it comes, it still hurts.

I know she’s in a better place. And yet, when I stare at her smiling face framed beside the coffin, I cannot help but feel this overwhelming sense of sadness. Only four months ago, my aunt was alive and healthy, sitting with my parents, uncles and aunties during my father’s 91st birthday celebration.

There was no inkling of what was to come—but like a storm without warning, the stroke came and she never recovered.

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Lim: Felipe

Saturday, July 09, 2016

THIS is about Felipe, the “hot guy” from Barcelona. He is the lead character in the short story penned on Facebook by my sister, the award-winning journalist, who seems keen on becoming a full-time romance writer. (She has actually published two romance novels in Cebuano.)

I met Felipe in Berlin some four weeks ago. Truth to tell, I did not notice his looks—and not because I’m dead, just dense (sometimes). I did not particularly notice how “hot” Felipe was for several reasons.

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Lim: Traveler

Saturday, July 02, 2016

I KNOW people who travel frequently yet surprisingly, are often unhappy about their travel experiences. Almost always, they blame it on their choice of destination. More often than not, though, it’s not the destination that presents the problem, it’s usually the traveler.

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Lim: Top five

Saturday, June 25, 2016

I AM often asked, among the many countries I have visited, which ones are the best destinations to visit. This is a very difficult question to answer. You see, most times, when I am asked this question, someone is asking me for a recommendation for a holiday destination.

I usually answer this question with several other questions, the first of which is, “What are you looking for when you travel?”

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